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Janel McCarville's Bio

About Janel McCarville

COLLEGE: Minnesota ‘05


BIRTHDATE: November 03, 1982

BIRTHPLACE: Jefferson City, MO.

HIGH SCHOOL: Collins Hill High School (Suwanee, GA)

DRAFTED: 2005 1st Round/ 1st Overall (Charlotte)

ACQUIRED: Trade with New York (March 1, 2013)


  • WNBA Champion (2013)
  • WNBA Player of the Week (2008 – 2)
  • 2007 WNBA Most Improved Player
  • First overall pick in 2005 WNBA Draft


MINUTES: 46, June 26, 2008 vs. Indiana

FGM: 14, Sept. 2, 2008 at Houston

FGA: 22, June 26, 2008 vs. Indiana

3-FGM: 2 (4x), MR: Aug. 9, 2014 at Phoenix

3-FGA: 3 (5x), MR: Aug. 9, 2014 at Phoenix

FTM: 9, July 5, 2008 at Phoenix

FTA: 12, July 5, 2008 at Phoenix

OFF REBS: 5 (7x), MR: Aug. 14, 2010 vs. Phoenix

DEF REBS: 10 (3x) MR: Sept. 7, 2013 at Seattle

REBOUNDS: 13 (2x), MR: June 14, 2010 at Connecticut

ASSISTS: 8, June 17, 2014 at Los Angeles

STEALS: 6, June 8, 2014 at Los Angeles

BLOCKS: 4 (3x), Aug. 1, 2009 at Atlanta

POINTS: 33, Sept. 2, 2008 at Houston 26

Career Transactions
Selected by Charlotte in the 1st round (1st overall) in the 2005 WNBA Draft… Acquired by New York in a dispersal draft of former Charlotte players on Jan. 8, 2007… Acquired by Minnesota from New York on Mar. 1, 2013, along with Tulsa’s 2nd-round pick in the 2014 WNBA draft, in a three-team trade that sent Candice Wiggins to Tulsa… Signed to a two-year contract on Mar. 20, 2014.

WNBA Career Capsule
 2015: Informed the Lynx prior to the 2015 season she would sit out for the season… 2014: Concluded her second season with the Lynx and eighth in the WNBA by starting all 34 games for the second time in her career (also 2010 for New York)… Averaged 7.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 27.0 mpg, logging the second highest minute total (919) of her career… Led all centers in assists (3.1 apg) and ranked 13th in blocks (0.85 bpg) and 21st in steals (1.21 spg)… Shot 45.7% from the field, 33.3% from beyond the arc and 73.8% from the FT line; she bumped her FG accuracy to 53.5% — including 6-for-11 from three-point range — over the final 15 contests… Scored her 2000th career point July 10 at Tulsa; the Aug. 9 game at Phoenix was the 250th of her WNBA career… Pulled in a team-high nine rebounds July 3 vs. San Antonio, one of three times she led; however, she totaled 23 rebounds in seven August starts (3.3 rpg)… Led all scorers with 22 points June 29 vs. Seattle, her top-scoring night in a Lynx uniform and one of 10 double-digit efforts this year… Dished a career-high eight assists June 17 at Los Angeles, and blocked a season-high three shots June 22 vs. Indiana… Picked off a career-high six steals June 8 at Los Angeles, one short of the club single-game record… Pulled in 12 rebounds May 26 at Chicago, her high for the Lynx and one off her career best. 2013: Returned to the WNBA following a two-year hiatus, starting 32 games in her first season with the Lynx… Averaged 6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg and a career-high 2.9 apg, shooting 48.8% from the field and 80.4% from the FT line… Also sank six three-pointers at a 42.9% clip, going 5-for-9 in her final nine outings… Missed two contests (Aug. 8-11) after suffering a concussion Aug. 6 at San Antonio… Grabbed the 1000th rebound of her WNBA career Sept. 12 at Los Angeles… Hauled down a game- and season-high 10 rebounds Sept. 7 at Seattle, the first time she led Minnesota; the 10 defensive boards tied her career best… Collected a season-high-tying 12 points Sept. 4 vs. Los Angeles, one of seven double-figure scoring nights; the Lynx went 13-0 when she tallied 8+ points… Had three blocks Aug. 18 vs. New York, tying a season best (June 1 vs. Connecticut)… Dished a game-high seven assists Aug. 4 vs. Seattle, tying her career best set June 11, 2008 at Atlanta… It was one of three times she led the Lynx; she ranked 2nd among WNBA centers (behind Candace Parker) in assists… Logged a season-high 32:35 on July 21 at Phoenix; she snared nine rebounds July 13 at Tulsa, adding three steals… 2010: Started in all 34 games… Scored 10-plus points 15 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds 3 time… Led the team in points once and in rebounds 14 times… Registered a career high of 5 offensive, 10 defensive rebounds (2X) and 4 steals… 2009: Started in the 32 games she appeared in, missing two games due to an ankle sprain… Scored 10-plus points 15 times and 20-plus points four times… Grabbed five or more rebounds a team-high 19 times… Led the Liberty in scoring six times and rebounds a team-high 10 times… Ranked No. 8 in the WNBA in field goal percentage and No. 9 in blocks per game… 2008: Appeared in and started 31 games, missing three games due to injury… Led the team in scoring and rebounding nine times and assists four times… Posted double figures 24 times, recorded one double-double and pulled down five or more rebounds 18 times… Ranked 2nd in the WNBA for field goal percentage (.535)… Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the WNBA on June 16 and September 8… 2007: Appeared in 33 games with 23 starts, led the team in scoring 11 times… Named 2007 WNBA Most Improved Player… Ranked No. 1 field-goal shooter in the WNBA with a .546-percentage… Finished in five statistical categories of the League’s top 20 leaders, including scoring average, rebounds and free throw percentage… 2006: Saw action in 30 games in 2006 including three starts, averaging 4.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 14.0 minutes… Missed three games with inflammation in her back… In the final five games averaged 9.0 points on .500 (19-38) shooting along with 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists… Posted three games in double-figures and grabbed five or more rebounds on eight occasions… 2005: Saw action in 28 games in 2005, including three starts, averaging 1.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 11.1 minutes… Missed five games due to a lower back sprain.

2014: Appeared in all five games, averaging 5.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game… 2013: Appeared in all seven games, averaging 5.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game… Posted 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in Game 3 of the Finals as the Lynx won their second WNBA Championship… 2008: Appeared in all six games, averaging team-high 13.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg… Netted Playoff career-high 21 points in Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 against Detroit… 2007: New York’s second leading scorer with 14.0 ppg and 5.7 rpg in the three-game series versus Detroit


2015-16: Played for Abdullah Gul Universities in the TKBL (Turkey)… Appeared in 27 KBL games, averaing 8.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists… played in 12 EuroLeague games, averaing 7.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists… averaged 8.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three EuroCup games… 2013-14: Played with CCC Polkowice in Poland… Appeared in 24 games, averaging 11.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.1 minutes per game…Appeared in 11 EuroLeague games, averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game… 2012-13: Played with Canik Belediyesi in the TKBL (Turkey)… Appeared in 14 games, averaging 11.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 33.1 minutes per game… 2011-12: Played her second season with Familia Schio in the Italian league, appearing in 29 A1 league games and 18 EuroLeague games… Averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in A1 League play… Averaged 8.6 points on 54.0% shooting in EuroLeague play… 2010-11: Spent her first season with Familia Schio in the Italian league, averaging 10.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in 29 A1 league games… Appeared in 13 EuroLeague games, averaging 9.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game… 2009-10: Played with Sparta&K MR in the Russian League, appearing in 13 Russian league games, averaging 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game… Appeared in all 16 EuroLeague games for Sparta&K, helping lead the team to the EuroLeague title… Averaged 11.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game… 2008-09: Appeared in 33 games for CSKA in the Russian League, averaging 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.9 minutes per game… 2007-08: Played nine EuroLeague games with Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia)… Averaged 16.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 34.1 minutes per game… 2006-07: Appeared in 10 EuroCup games with Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia)… Averaged 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.6 minutes per game.

Graduated averaging 14.6 ppg and 9.7 rpg, as the school’s career field goal percentage shooter (.580) and blocked shots leader (200)… Became the 10th Big Ten player to register more than 1,000 career points (1,835) and 1,000 career rebounds (1,217)… Earned Kodak All-American honors twice… Finalist for the 2005 Wooden Award, Naismith Award and Wade Trophy, named to the 2005 Associated Press All-America Second Team… Was selected as a member of the 2004 Final Four All-Tournament Team after setting an NCAA Tournament record with 75 rebounds… Honored with selections to the All-Big Ten First Team three times… Selected as the 2002 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, the first Gopher to earn the award.

Born Nov. 3, 1982 in Stevens Point, Wis.… Daughter of Terry and the late Bonnie McCarville… Has an older sister and three older brothers… Nicknames are “J-Mac” and “Nelly”… Majored in history… Grew up on a farm in Stevens Point and did not play on a basketball team until 8th grade… Favorite TV shows are The Simpsons and Family Guy… Has a mini pinscher named Loki… Plans to return to the farmlands of Wisconsin when her playing days are over… If she could have a super power, it would be to fly or be invisible

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